Hard-hitting prices for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ tipped again


Hot on the heels of the @evleaks tip that the Galaxy S8 will cost EUR 800 in Europe, and the S8+ will command a hundred more, comes another confirmation that this year's flagship Galaxy edition will be the most expensive in the history of Samsung's top-shelf line. 

A Chinese Weibo account with a good track record in general leaks about popular upcoming phones, is now saying that the prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ when it launches in Korea will be the equivalent of 5970 yuan and 6700 yuan, respectively, which, when converted in euros, gives exactly EUR 803 and EUR 901, or as much as Evan Blass tipped yesterday. Let's not forget also that it was another leakster, Ricciolo, who tipped a similar price way back in January, too. 

Where there is smoke, there is fire, and it turns out that those rumors how all flagships this year will be more expensive than their predecessors due to their chassis redesign and extra features, may hold water in the end. Needless to say, the price in Europe has never translated directly in the US, but we can certainly expect something in the $750-$850 range for the S8 at various carriers, barring any launch promos or discounts. 

The LG G6 is already more expensive than the G5 at launch in the US, and Samsung will likely follow suit, while we shouldn't forget the rumors that the eventual OLED iPhone 8 may blast off at $1000, too, so be prepared to open your wallets wider for a flagship phone this year.

source: Weibo & Evan Blass (@evleaks)

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42 Comments

1. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

they are crazy not so many changes except screen from s7 edge.

5. kumar1234 unregistered

If the rumored spec of S8 is true than at this price point there is no need to upgrade for S7 users. The design looks a downgrade from S7, battery will be worse than S7. Even S6 user should buy S7 over S8 because the upgrade S8 offer over S7 is not worth $400 more price.

8. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Tbh i don't think the battery will be worse because of the new more efficient processors

9. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha

25. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He thinks he can! He thinks he can! Since the iPhone 8 is just going to be a GS6, there is no reason for iPhone users to upgrade to it. Honestly, with the Note 8 coming, there's no reason for any to upgrade to any other phone. Every single year we see these stories, and every single year they they're wrong. They don't take into account the VAT. And, they're never a currency conversion, they are a direct change. €700 becomes $700 in the US.

32. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

You are an idiot that compare S8 release price with S7 current price.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You are a fool bruh. Dude the Note 5 had a 3000Mah battery. I am trying to understand, how you think a 5.8" device is goign to use more battery than the Note 5 which had a 5.7" display at 1440p? Please explain how you come up with this BS? https://www.google.com/#q=Note+5+battery+life&* The Note 5 with a 3200MaH battery, last up to 28hrs in standby. Samsung Galaxy Note5 85h 28:34h 10:43h 13:51h 85h http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3? So the S8 which is goign to have new chips, made on a smaller die vs the Note 7 as an example, which also had a 5.7" display...the new chips have been pegged to have a 20%+ less battery draw. Samsung display I woudl assume will use equal or less power than the one in the Note 7. You have no facst to back up any of yoru claims. You have no idea how much power the device if goign to use. Te device hasnt even been tested for batterylife. So what how how did you draw that conclusion? I'm curious? How come you've never ripped Apple from using such small batteries in their phones? How come the iPhone Plus models in a much larger phone, have a smaller batter then the Note 4,5,6,7 and the S5,S6,S7 and the S8 for a device about the same size?! Hey Dick, stop trolling. You have no facts. You are guessing and you are guessing wrong. The Note 5 has a smaller battery than the Note 4, yet it lasted longer in majority of all battery tests. Your claim is BS. The S7 as a 3000MaH battery. I dont see how you think the S8 which will have the same size battery is going to last not as long?! Especially since no one has the phone to confirm it! You are begin foolish. Troll somewhere else.

44. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

This guy actually got 3 thumbs up for this ridiculous comment? What?! Lol

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

S7 Edge 32 GB = 799 S8 64GB + bigger screen => 799 I really don't see the issue...

4. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The problem is that this is the base model of the phone. There is no cheaper alternative. With the regular s7 at $650, we had a cheaper option if we were not into the gimmicky edge screen. BTW, the screen is not bigger. Just because it's 5.8" doesn't mean it's bigger than the S7 edge's 5.5" screen. 18.5:9 aspect ratio actually means it will be a bit smaller.

6. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, a suggested 5.8" 18.5:9 screen will be about 85.4 cm², the 5.5" screen from the S7 Edge is around 83.4 cm².

11. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Too lazy to calculate that right now, but even if what you're saying is true, we will have lower screen estate to work with. There are on-screen buttons here.

14. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Yes, when actively operating the screen this is true, when just observing (video, images etc) it is not. For this reason I've never been a big fan of on screen buttons.

15. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

On the home screen....yes, but on screen buttons should auto hide when your apps load up

22. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

That's true for only full screen apps. For system apps and most non-media apps, the buttons are always there, and for good reason. Also what about the apps which don't use 18.5:9 at all and just work in 16:9. In that case, we will get an even smaller screen, somewhere around 5.3". Also a factor to consider is that when the buttons hide, it's an added effort to use them since you have to glide them up and then click them. That

33. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Also what about the apps which don't use 18.5:9 at all and just work in 16:9. In that case, we will get an even smaller screen, somewhere around 5.3". Yeah, but it won't take too long before devs update their apps to adapt to the 18:9/18.5:9 aspect ratio.

35. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Apps in general will scale anyway. The real issue is existing games/videos. They will need to be cropped.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So what! The buttons are on the same screen. What is changing dude? The buttons arent on all the time. When they are off, the rest of the screen is available to you. What is the problem? I dont understand? You are trying to insert some BS when you don't even have a lick of fact to support your claim. Why dont you just wait for the phone to get here and lets get 100% facts and not your lame assertions which make no sense whatsoever!

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dont you use Windows? The taskbar takes up part of the screen. Hwoever when you watch a video when you switch to full screen, the taskbar does not show in the move, even though it is still on the desktop. Right? So why are you trying to subtract the onscreen buttons location? Oh and the taskbar can also be hidden from view when not being used...right? Here is the problem. You are trying to make your assertions into some BS that doesn't even matter. Dude if you don't like the phone, don't buy it. But you have ZERO basis of your claim made from uneducated guesses.

48. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I don't use windows. Linux for life. And it's not the same thing. On a desktop, you can use keyboard shortcuts, while on a phone, you just have the on-screen controls. When they are hidden, you have to swipe up and then use them. That's why I always hated on-screen buttons and didn't buy a phone which had them to this date. If oneplus stops putting real buttons too, I will be forced to move. But until then, buttons all the way. On-screen sucks.

49. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Your trying to reason with Techie, and you may as well give up. He will defend Samsung no matter what they do. As you can already see, soon as someone says anything about not liking something Samsung did, he's right there to defend it and tell the person how stupid they are. He doesn't understand or refuses to understand that ppl have their own preference. To him Samsung is perfect and everyone else should think so too.

7. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Exactly, i don't like this new aspect ratio it's just a gimmick to trick people into thinking that they have a bigger screen on a smaller phone, it might be useful for some stuff but overall it's not worth it

16. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Bigger screen for when the keyboard pops up such as emailing or sms in portrait mode but landscape mode might not be very useful in such cases. Most apps are made for 16:10 or 4:3

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How exactly is the phone smaller? The display is larger man, no matter just size the phone is. The S8 is roughly physically the same size as the S7 edge. The display is larger no matter what you claim.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? Please explain how an 18:5.9 aspect ration would fit on a display "smaller" than the screen on the S7 edge? Dude that doesn't make sense. Go look at the phone screen dude. You can see in all the photos the S8 is larger than the S7 edge as far as the display. You can't be that blind...right? Most of the people in the US buy phone son "contract". Basically you will be adding $45 to the bill per month vs the $32 for the S7. I honestly dont see the problem.

18. chbanks512

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Me neither. People freaked out about the S7 prices to and they sold in droves. They freaked out about the Note 7 price and they sold over 2.5 million before the recall. The way I see it, I'm buying it on installments anyway, so I'm only going to pay for half the phone before I trade it in for a Note 8, so whatevs.

20. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The problem is S7 Edge is = S8+, not the S8. Normal S7 was $670 when it launched which should be equal to the S8. And the other problem is there is another great phone called LG G6 which also has a 5.7" display and only costs $650 along with few free goodies. S8 screen is not exactly large because it's narrower and longer than S7. Also due to that edge display, usable screen area is lower than LG G6. Oh there are on screen button this times in S8 and S8+ that means low usable screen anyway. Edge display is a gimmick thus Samsung just cannot increase prices just because of that. S7 $670, S7 Edge $780, S8 $799, S8+ 899, LG G6 $650 - 700

28. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Okay, it's not as large as regular 5.7" screen, so what?

37. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Sure they can. You increase prices if it costs more to manufacture, there's no better way to gauge a fair price increase. Apple increases prices just to raise their profit margin, the worse reason.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

wait for the one plus fanboy comment: "wtf is Samsung thinking. This should be no more than 400$"

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